Laura Jane Williams is an advocate for going all in on the adventure of your own life. She’s a professional blogger travelling the world, living out a bold, vulnerable and incredibly frank life on the Internet as she tells tales of sex and love, relationships and the unknown, and personal becoming in spite and because of it all. Laura tells her candid, poignant and heartfelt story of humanness across many digital platforms, in an effort to encourage others to do the same.
Laura is Marie Claire magazine’s #BREAKFREE from fear ambassador, and the writer behind “messily human” blog Superlatively Rude. Her ebook, The Book of Brave, was described as “…a lesson on self-love”. Her work has been featured everywhere from the Guardian to Grazia to RED magazine. She is the co-founder of IRL Panel, London’s discussion and networking event for people with a lot to say, and the host of The Becoming Podcast, a talk radio show designed to share the rites-of-passage stories of daringly flawed women. She is also currently writing a TV series.
Laura has received invitations to speak on women and writing from places as diverse as Oxford University Union to Wales Millennium Centre, and has taught writing and English across the world, from Italy to Russia, Austria to Sri Lanka. She also has a first-class honours degree in Creative and Media Writing from The University of Derby.
Her first book, BECOMING (Hodder & Stoughton, June 2016) is the ultimate twenty-something’s “survive and thrive” heartbreak memoir. Set in Paris, Rome, Detroit and Derby, it is Eat, Pray, Love meets Wild, in a post-Lena Dunham world.
You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram on @superlativelylj and tell her about your own becoming on the hashtag #ThisIsMyBecoming.
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